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Harrow’s London Assembly member plans to make borough safer and fairer

Krupesh Hirani, recently elected as the London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, has committed to making the areas safer, fairer, and better connected.

Following his election, Hirani acknowledged the high crime rates in the boroughs this year and detailed plans to address these concerns alongside broader social issues.

His key initiatives include pushing forward with Sadiq Khan’s plans to hire an additional 1,300 police officers and building 40,000 council homes by the end of the decade. He also intends to peruse the end of rough sleeping by 2030, support financially struggling families through baby banks, and deter youth from crime by creating 250,000 new opportunities through youth clubs.

During his previous term, Hirani successfully pushed for the Superloop project connecting Harrow, Kenton, and Kingsbury, and advocated for free school meals for primary students in London, a move saving parents significant costs.

He aims to continue his efforts to combat ‘Hinduphobia’ and other forms of hate crime, which have reportedly been on the rise in England and Wales, as per Home Office data.

Krupesh Hirani AM, London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, said: Under Mayor Sadiq Khan, City Hall has done a great job of protecting London from the damage the government has done to the rest of the country.

“City Hall has stepped up to help Londoners through the cost-of-living crisis by providing, for the first time ever, free school meals to all state primary children.

“On top of this, mayoral funding has made sure that the Metropolitan Police have the resources they need to properly support our communities and keep Londoners safe.

“Thank you to voters for putting their confidence in me. I will be the champion for Brent and Harrow at City Hall. The Mayor’s plans will make London fairer, safer, and better connected over the next four years – and our area must be a part of that.”